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    2008 SPADFEST Website

    Hi guys ! The Des Moines Modelair's club is again, sponsoring this years SPADFEST in Bondurant, IA and I've cobbled together a website with most of the details. Last year we had 25 pilots attend, lots of spectators interested in what Spadding was all about, and even the local TV station stopped by and did a short segment. This year, we hope to have a few more pilots attend and we learned a lot on how to improve the event.

    The event is geared towards general sport flying, meeting new friends who share the same interests in building SPADS, and some scheduled fun competition events. If you like B class combat or using you're airplane to knock down corplas bowling pins, this AMA sanctioned event might just be something you're looking for.

    Over the next few weeks, I'll be tweaking the website to include additional information.

    The SPADFEST website can be located at:

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Nice post and site EB. Have marked this as a favorite. Looking forward to SF-08. Had a great time last year. I've been watching the SF-07 video. Good job on that too.

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Thanks Ric ! Hope to see you and Mike out to the field in June.

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Hope to make it. I'm going in on Tuesday for a job interview and hope to make sure I got 5 days off for the trip. Much nicer to enjoy the trip and flying then having too travel all day friday night to get there and head out before noon on sunday to get back too the dakota's.

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Nice job on the site EB,I will get it linked it to our club site to
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Thanks my friend ! I am very interested in seeing you guys employ various techniques during the bowling and high speed contests.

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Hi eb:
    Great looking website! As soon as riond finds out about employment time, we'll be registering. Had a super time last year. Your website should help if anyone is remotely interested in attending.
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    EB,

    Excellent job on the website. I really enjoyed all the photos, video and posts on SF07, and looking forward to seeing all the action this year as well. Don't know if I'll ever get to attend one or not, but best of luck with SF08. Hope you guys have a huge turnout for the event.

    Just love watching the videos. Keep up the great work !
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Thanks for the kudos Eagle, I drive from Iowa to Florida all the time and know you're about one long hard drive away from SPADFEST in June ! We might pursuade RH to bring his spudgun and fire off some special sparkly things into the air. Come on by, we'll keep the light on for you or maybe we'll be out there flying at 1 am in the morning !

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Oh I'll be tater armed and dangerous, have no worries there, Joe! I just hope Eli has been practicing with the one I gave him last year and will bring it back and show us his newly learned spud skills that is if his Momma didn't confiscate it after the neighbors complained about the tater hail [X(]
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    If I know Eli, he'll bring it and then we can have twin fireworks going on ! PS...Santa brought Eli a 33% YAK powered by a DA 50 and coreless servos....maybe we can use it for target practice at spadfest too !

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    According to the map, it's about 17 hours and just over 1000 miles. At the price of fuel nowdays, I'd have to take out a loan just to get there. [X(] I really hate to miss out on all that fun, specially a tater deal. Man, I haven't see one of those in ages.

    Somebody, PLEASE get some video of that. Oh man, what a hoot ! !

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Nice job on the website, EB, lookin' real good. I was excited before, but now I know there'll be potato guns...HOLY COW .

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Great looking website. Looks to be alot of fun. It would be a blast to road trip up there and bring my Spa3DT and mini Pizza Box. Looks to be about a 10 hr drive from my house here in Arkansas. Be a great reason to do some camping thats for sure. Pretty cool I did some digging on google maps and the field comes up beautifully. Check this link
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    I am very seriously considering this!!

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Would this be you're first spadfest? We had a pretty good time last year and there just about something for everyone too !

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    That's a great shot of the field. I think I can even see Mr Cleans tracks in the mud
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website


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    Would this be you're first spadfest? We had a pretty good time last year and there just about something for everyone too !

    Yeah this would be my first SPAD fest as I am fairly new to Spading (1 1/2 years or so) so this would be a great reason to meet some of the others I have met only on the internet so far. I got a buddy who would probably come with me if I came. Is there any camping on site or just the one listed at the website?

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    TruBlu02,
    Yes there is a campground very close to the flying site. Or you can camp for free at the flying field. Campground is better (Showers, firepits, coctails flowing like a river.........) Spadfest is a blast fun people, definatly one not to miss. Last year was my first and by the end we were like old friends. Yeah invite all your buddies, Last year I had a couple non-rc buddies stop by to check things out, it was 3- days before they left.
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    you might be closer to the truth about where the spud lancher truly is we will have to see if its still hidden out of moms sight.........
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    elit95,
    Sounds like alot of fun. I looked at the campsite on google maps and it looks pretty nice. i got a special beer cooler just for events like this. Well time to start saving some gas money and rebuilding my SPA3DT!

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Well just talked to my wife and I am about 90% sure I will be there. Really just got to save up the money. Been a little tight since the new baby came along but I am looking forward to being there!

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Hey, it was about 11 hours each way for me and worth every minute of drive and dollar of gas. rh has an even worse trip coming up from Denver.

    I'll be staying at the field again. Baby wipe "showers" have served well enough in the field, I can handle a couple nights in civilization. Hopefully the club will have the grill all gassed up. It was nice not having to bring one last year.
    Don't plan to sleep much, or have time for drinking. We flew nitro until dark and then the guys flew Electric slow fly's until the wee hours. Might have an electric or two myself this year.

    Just to mention, no beer cans can be left in the club garbage. Think of that when you are packing.

    See you boys in June.

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    So long as everyone leaves no evidence of the prior night's activities is OK by me.

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    I'll probably get a site over at the park, I just sleep better with a shower.
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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Yeah me and my buddy are planning on going to the park to use the facilities there. I love camping so I am looking forward to this portion as much as the flying. Plus I have to have a campfire and I doubt the club wants me building a large fire on their site anyways.

    On another note I noticed the campground has some water near it. Does anyone bring floatplanes? I got a spad on floats I would love to bring. Either way I am really looking forward to SPAD fest!!!!!!!!!!!

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    RE: 2008 SPADFEST Website

    Yeah, water near for sure, several campsites were under water last year There was a nice lake in the corn field you could have float flown off, if you didn't mind the half mile slog through the mud

    You can buy firewood right at the camp ground.
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